We use ladders so often that we usually don’t think about how to use them safely. But every time you climb a ladder there is potential for an accident.
In most cases, falls from ladders can be easily prevented by following these steps:
- Plan your work and assess whether using a ladder is the best choice.
- Select the appropriate ladder.
- Choose a safe location.
- Set up the ladder correctly.
- Use the ladder safely.
Everyone — employers, supervisors, and workers — can contribute to ladder safety.
The online guide linked below includes some essential tips about ladder safety!